CSS English Literature 2011



Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (1 x20=20)

(i) Intense emotion coupled with an intense display of imagery are characteristics of _____ age:

(a) Victorian

(b) Elizabethan

(c) Romantic

(d) Classic

(e) None of these

(ii) S.T. Coleridge was born in:

(a) 1798

(b) 1772

(c) 1749

(d) 1797

 (e) None of these

(iii) Wordsworth settled in:

(a) Lake District

(b) Sussex

(c) Dorset Shire

(d) Cumber Land

(e) None of these

(iv) Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is written by:

(a) Blake

(b) Shelley

(c) Browning

(d) Byron

(e) None of these

(v) Queen Mab is one of the first two great poems written by:

(a) Shelley

(b) Byron

(c) Blake

(d) Pope

(e) None of these

(vi) Hyperion is a/an _____ poem:

(a) Elegy

(b) Epic

(c) Ode

(d) Lyric

(e) None of these

(vii) Romanticism expressed a restlessness of the:

(a) Mind

(b) Soul

(c) Senses

(d) Body

(e) None of these

(viii) Northanger Abbey, Emma and Sense and Sensibility are novels written by:

(a) G. Eliot

(b) Miss Burney

(c) C. Bronte

(d) Jane Austen

(e) None of these

(ix) Shelley is remembered as a _____ poet:

(a) Lyric

(b) Tragic

(c) Dramatic

(d) Mythical

(e) None of these

(x) Keats is prominently a man of :

(a) Emotions

(b) Sensations

(c) Imagination

(d) Aestheticism

(e) None of these

(xi) As a moralist J. S. Mill develops the doctrine of :

(a) Utilitarianism

(b) Intellect

(c) Radicalism

(d) Puritanism

(e) None of these

(xii) Charles Dickens was born in:

(a) 1800

(b) 1789

(c) 1812

(d) 1833

(e) None of these

(xiii) C. Dickens is known for being a :

(a) Socialist

(b) Humorist

(c) Idealist

(d) Romantic

(e) None of these

(xiv) Shirley, Jane Eyre, Villete were written by:

(a) E. Bronte

(b) J. Austen

(c) G. Eliot

(d) C. Bronte

(e) None of these

(xv) Emile Bronte’s verse reveals a conscious:

(a) Paganism

(b) Pantheism

(c) Idealism

(d) Lyricism

(e) None of these

(xvi) The Mayor of Caster Bridge was written by:

(a) Trollope

(b) Thomas Hardy

(c) Charles Dickens

(d) G. Eliot

(e) None of these

(xvii) Thomas Hardy was brought up to the profession of:

(a) Architect

(b) Engraver

(c) Sculptor

(d) Painter

(e) None of these

(xviii) The Picture of Dorian Gray is written by:

(a) Gissing

(b) D. H. Lawrence

(c) Oscar Wilde

(d) Trollope

(e) None of these

(xix) Ruskin was born in:

(a) 1819

(b) 1843

(c) 1860

(d) 1851

(e) None of these

(xx) _____ is a novel by Miss Burney.

(a) Evelina

(b) Emma

(c) Pamela

(d) Persuasion

(e) None of these



Q.2. During the Victorian Era, art forms part of a coherent social whole. The call for order and discipline comes from all directions. Elaborate. (20)

Q.3. Shelley’s life was one of passionate devotion to intellect; his poems show a philosophical and social force working in the same direction. Illustrate giving examples. (20)

Q.4. Wordsworth’s poetry is based on an effort to convey by simple means the impression of intensity. Comment. (20)

Q.5. Keats’s art is full of passion, the object of this desire is not the “intellectual beauty” of Shelley but is caused by the enchantment of the Senses. Discuss. (20)


Q.6. Dickens writes of the lower middle class not as a detached observer, but as one on their own level and an instinctive fraternity can be traced in his novels. Discuss. (20)

Q.7. Coleridge chooses the supernatural themes which he invests with the semblance of the truth. Comment considering some of his poems. (20)

Q.8. Browning’s art reflects an intellectual curiosity, a systematic quest of truth and a desire for rationality characteristic of his age. Give detailed comments. (20)